Yesterday, 10/3/10, was designated as ‘The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem’. Over 175 nations joined together in prayer for Israel. The question might arise in the minds of some,” Why should we, as Americans and Christians, stand with Israel?” Psalm 122:6,7 is as follows: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, ‘May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.'” Blessings are promised, by God, to those who bless Israel and warnings to those who oppose or abandon her. Why? 1. They are God’s chosen people. 2. We, as Christians, owe much of our spiritual heritage to Israel. 3. The land was promised to Israel (the descendents of Abraham thru Isaac and Jacob). No such promise was given to Ishmael or Esau, etc. 4. There is no spiritual or rightful, legal provision for a Palestinian state. Palestine was never and is not now a nation. 5. Because, curiously, we’re right in the middle of Israel (JerUSAlem). Antisemitism frequently targets the U S as well as Israel, probably, among other things, because of America’s historical loyalty to Israel. Usually those countries (Iran is an example) that oppose Israel, also strongly oppose the U S. As a final comment, giving away territory will never bring peace to the Middle-East. Israel’s enemies don’t want another piece of the pie; they want the whole pie! Most of them do not even openly recognize Israel’s right to exist. Only Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, will ever be able to establish a lasting peace for Israel. Pray for the Peace of Israel and of Jerusalem! (More scriptural references can be given for those who are interested.) Shalom!
For more on this subject, watch my Sermon entitled, Why Should We, as Americans and Christians, Stand with Israel?
Pastor Chuck Longworth is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Tabernacle which began in May, 1980. Longworth has ministered the gospel, in some form or fashion, for most of the past 55 yrs. He has taught science, as well as Bible classes, in both private and public schools & Bible Colleges. Longworth hold a Bachelors degree from Lee University and a Master of Theology from Logos Christian College & Graduate School. Longworth has made more than a dozen short teaching & mission trips to Central America including Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, the Bahamas, and Haiti. Longworth firmly believes that the churches greatest hour is yet to come.
Covenant Tabernacle World Outreach Center in Port Saint Lucie Florida is a nondenominational, charismatic reformed church that believes the Pentecostal gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today. We believe God has called us to worship, proclaim His word, and Disciple the nations in obedience to His commandments.
At Covenant Tabernacle, we believe in worshiping God “with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 – NKJV) As a part of our worship, we blow the Shofar as blown in ancient Jewish worship.
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We believe that the word of God is true (2 Samuel 7:28) and that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV) We encourage all believers to develop a Biblical Worldview that shapes our view on not only our personal life but also our family, friends, loved ones, church, and civil government.
We believe in following Christ’s Great Commission to “‘go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) As such, we believe in discipling individuals, families, communities, cities, states, and nations in obedience to God’s word.
Covenant Tabernacle invites you to join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for the Lighthouse on WPSL 1590 AM. At 10:00 AM, join us for our live worship service at www.CovenantTabernacle.com and at 7192 S US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, next to A Faster PC. Click here to view a map.
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